Build Hope in West Africa

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West Africa is an area plagued by a decade+ long civil war, desperate poverty, and widespread disease. But it is also an area filled with some of the most resilient people you will ever meet. The people of West Africa may practice Isalm or Christianity on the surface, but underneath, tribal culture and tribal religions run deep. An entire generation came to age during years of violent civil war leaving them lacking in education and job skills. Understandably, their instinct is to do whatever’s needed simply to survive. The Ebola outbreak running from spring 2014 to the end of 2015 ravaged an already devastated area. But Water of Life knows with God all things are possible, and we are seeing vast improvements in an area thirsty for good news.  Most of our work takes place in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but just like God’s love, tribal villages don’t always follow political boundaries - so we sometimes find ourselves crossing into Guinea to serve villages in need.

Water of Life has partnered with Pastor Alphonso Barry with Africa for Jesus in Sierra Leone and Dennis Aggrey with the Christian Revival Church Association in Liberia to build the trust within unreached villages to share the love of Christ through the gift of clean water. They both will tell you, providing a village with life-giving water is the quickest way to open doors that were previously closed to share the Gospel.

Your donation will go to bring fresh water to thirsty villages in desperate need of it, and support Water of Life's pastor partners to bring the hope that lies in Jesus Christ wherever hope is needed.

Suggested Donations

Gives clean water to an entire village by drilling a new water well $3,500 Donate
Gives clean water to 200 people $1,000 Donate
Gives clean water to 100 people $500 Donate
Provides the fuel needed to drill one water well $250 Donate
Gives clean water to 20 people $100 Donate
Provides pastor training and evangelism resources $50 Donate
Gives clean water to 5 people $25 Donate

Update from 11/17/2017

That's a lot of lives changed in Liberia in a month! We continue to be so grateful for your support!!!

Update from 11/8/2017

"The drilling of the new well by the water of life team in Kaya Mathabi, Sierra Leone has brought new hope and joy to the people. The chief, elders and people of the community people welcomed the team and were happy about the news of the well though they were doubtful of how it will be done because they only had an idea of borehole wells. Several questions were asked but the leader of the team asked to them wait until the drilling commenced and they see all their questions being answered. When the water gushed out of the well, there was great jubilation and the chief declared that libation be poured at the stream at the god of the village to appreciate him for the new well. The team leader told the leaders that it was Jesus who gave them the well and not their god. The team introduced Jesus to them through the Jesus film and the entire village was in attendance with the exception of few and one hundred and thirteen gave their lives to Jesus."

Update from 11/1/2017

Dear Water of Life Family - We have an incredible opportunity. An anonymous donor has offered $100,000 in matching gifts for our upcoming event this Friday. This means that every gift of clean water and the love of Jesus will be doubled through November 10. There are still tickets to the event if you would like to hear for yourself the incredible work that is being done around the world. But even if you can’t make it, will you consider making a donation? https://gosponsorit.com/givefreshwater/beyondthewell

Update from 10/25/2017

The children attending the Gatayea Public School in Liberia cannot thank you enough for their gift of a new water well. Prior to receiving this well, the children collected water to drink during the school day from a nearby swamp. This often made them very sick. Because of this, some of the children would travel back home to get clean water and miss a large portion of the lessons. Now, they have clean water of their own to drink at school. They are grateful to the donors for reinforcing that Jesus is the true water of life by giving them clean water.

Update from 10/18/2017

Friday the 13th was certainly not unlucky for the people living in Lumah Kala, Sierra. Here is an excerpt directly from their well report: The drilling of the new well in this community has brought new joy and hope to the people. According to the confession of the village head, he said that when his second wife who went in search of water told him that she met a group of people who gave water to the community they gathered their water through a machine, he was surprised especially so when the wife told him that it was that water that she fetched. According to him, he drank from the water and automatically set out to meet this team to enquirer about the possibility of getting a well through them. He approached the leader of the [Water of Life] team with the promise that if they could them water, they will in exchange give them land. The leader of the team responded by saying that they don’t need land but they will give them the water with no condition. The chief was happy about the news and when they say water gushed out from the new well, there was celebration and on the handing over speech, the team leader introduced Jesus to the people and all of them accepted him as their Lord and personal Savior.

Update from 10/11/2017

We cannot thank you enough for your support of Water of Life. Because of your donations - so far this year over 300,000 people have been shown the love of Jesus through the gift of clean water. THANK YOU!!!

Update from 8/23/2017

God continues to prove how wide His love reaches. The Masoko village in Sierra Leone struggled daily for clean water. Health workers regularly had to visit this village to combat outbreaks of diarrhea. Drilling the new water well made an impact, but sharing the Gospel has made an even bigger one. Pa Yamba Thallay founded this village and was a commanding a platoon of the local militia fighting during the Civil War. As a chief in the traditionalist poro society, he has said he has the power to disappear and appear - an ability he used to conquer the rebels during the war. However, Jesus continues to change everything. Pa Yamba Thallay heard the good news of Christ, accepted the gospel with his entire family, and lead the way for 32 members in his village to be baptized. Thank you for your support in making this happen and praise God!

Update from 7/26/2017

Boy's Town Community, Liberia was founded in 1969 by a group of boys who decided to open an eight room dormitory for people of their ages along the highway leading to the airport. This community has grown from the small group of boys to over 600 people. However, there was still not a good source of water in the community. Most often, people would cross the main highway headed to the airport to collect water. Many of their children have died from being struck by cars along the road. Also, many were drinking from an open well which was filled with rusty nails and old clothing. Last month, Water of Life came to this village and drilled a new bore well. This community has literally gone from death to life by no longer having to cross a busy highway or drink from a polluted well. During the dedication ceremony, the community chairperson remarked, "We give God the glory for Water of Life to come and save our lives from these health hazards."

Update from 7/19/2017

The drilling of the new well at Malamina Village by the Water of Life team has brought new hope and joy to the people. The them, setting up the drill and watching the drilling process was fun for them because they had never seen anything like it before. What amazed them most was The Jesus Film when they heard Jesus talking in their native Sherbro language. They because interested in learning more about Jesus, and 28 of them dedicated their lives to Christ. The completion of the well brought additional joy to the village. The village head remarked, "We were condemning the Christians and their prophet, but look what He has done for us without spending our money. Today I declared that even if you don't serve their God, you must not talk again Him because he is a good God." A prayer meeting and Bible study was held, and the head of the village decided to give his life to Jesus.

Update from 7/5/2017

A new well was given to the Kpademai Public School in Lofa County, Liberia. Prior to this, the students collected their drinking water from a creek. During the rainy season, this creek would become very dirty and cause many students to fall ill. Jerry Kpadeh, 5th grade said, "We the students of this school are grateful to God for allowing Water of Life to release us from unsafe drinking water problems." Thank you for helping to make this well possible, and praise be to God!

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